Media stories about Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Estee Lauder Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5449036849923 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Shares of Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) opened at $129.09 on Friday. Estee Lauder Companies has a twelve month low of $78.10 and a twelve month high of $132.49. The firm has a market cap of $47,540.00, a PE ratio of 34.89, a P/E/G ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71.
Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.24. Estee Lauder Companies had a net margin of 11.30% and a return on equity of 33.64%. The company had revenue of $3.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.16 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Estee Lauder Companies will post 4.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.18%. This is a positive change from Estee Lauder Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. Estee Lauder Companies’s payout ratio is currently 41.08%.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on EL shares. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $135.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank of Canada set a $115.00 price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Estee Lauder Companies from $114.00 to $121.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $115.00 target price on shares of Estee Lauder Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $117.33.
In related news, EVP Alexandra C. Trower sold 25,446 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.39, for a total transaction of $3,063,443.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 7,732 shares in the company, valued at approximately $930,855.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Tracey Thomas Travis sold 5,469 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.00, for a total transaction of $667,218.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 37,083 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,524,126. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 1,566,381 shares of company stock valued at $195,955,337. Company insiders own 16.24% of the company’s stock.
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Estee Lauder Companies Company Profile
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc manufactures and markets skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company offers products, including skin care, makeup, fragrance, hair care and other. The Company operates in beauty products segment. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced.
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